THE COST of filling an average family car has now reached £100 for the first time, 48 hours after the price of petrol saw its biggest daily jump for 17 years.
The RAC called it ‘a truly dark day’ as the cost of filling a 55-litre tank with petrol reached £100.27 and £103.43 for diesel.
Soaring fuel prices have been driven by the war in Ukraine and moves to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian oil.
With food and energy bills also surging, many households are under pressure.
The average price of petrol rose to 180.73p per litre on Tuesday, the RAC said.
Meanwhile, the average price of diesel rose by almost 1.5p to another record high of 186.57p per litre, making the cost of filling a 55-litre family car £102.61.
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